Laura Carmichael

  • Birth Place: Southampton, Hampshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Is a distant relative of the English acting legend Ian Carmichael.
  • Supported herself while pursuing an acting career by working as a teaching assistant, nanny and receptionist.
  • Had to choose between Downton Abbey and a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in Dubai days before she won the part of Lady Edith; the audition process had whittled the potentials to her and one other actor at the time that she had to make the call.
  • Became good friends with fellow Downton star Michelle Dockery.

Awards

  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Andrew Carmichael — Father
  • Olivia — Sister
  • Sarah Carmichael — Mother
  • Amy — Sister

College

  • Peter Symonds College, Winchester, Hampshire, England; Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England (2007)

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